Wild Things Take NY, The Spike Jonze Special


In conjunction with the national release of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, 10/16/09, the first feature film Jonze has directed since Adaptation (2002!), there are a lot of Wild Things happenings around New York. (Also, his company Girl Skateboards is releasing a limited edition Where the Wild Things Are Board Series. And check out the Exclusive WTWTA Short Film The Vampire Attack).

Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years – The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a retrospective of Jonze’s music videos, skate videos, films, and commercials (Thursday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 18). 11 W. 53rd St.

Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak – The Morgan Library (Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 1). 225 Madison Ave.

Where the Wild Things Are Celebrity Reading – The New York Public Library (Tuesday, Oct. 13). 455 Fifth Ave. (@42nd St.). 4:00pm

New York City Premiere of Where the Wild Things Are – A red carpet affair at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with the film’s stars, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker (Tuesday, Oct. 13) 7:00pm.

National Release of Where the Wild Things Are – (Friday, Oct. 16). Everywhere.

Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and Esquire.com. She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →